Democrats have been fast to sentence the police capturing of 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, even after physique digital camera footage confirmed Ma’Khia charging at one other close by feminine whereas elevating an obvious knife within the air.
“Whereas the decision was being learn within the Derek Chauvin trial, Columbus police shot and killed a sixteen-year-old lady. Her identify was Ma’Khia Bryant. She must be alive proper now,” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, mentioned on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Black ladies deserve girlhood — uninterrupted. Black ladies need to develop up and develop into girls,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., wrote on Twitter.
George Floyd’s household’s lawyer Ben Crump referred to Ma’Khia as “unarmed” in a tweet.
“As we breathed a collective sigh of reduction at this time, a group in Columbus felt the sting of one other police capturing as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed 15 [year old] Black lady named Makiyah Bryant. One other baby misplaced! One other hashtag,” Crump wrote on Twitter.
Police have been referred to as to the scene round four:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of somebody making an attempt to stab others at a house.
As quickly as police pulled up, a younger feminine might be seen tackling one other feminine to the bottom with what gave the impression to be a knife in her hand. The lady can then be seen charging at one other close by feminine whereas elevating the obvious knife within the air, at which level the officer fired a number of photographs, fatally wounding the lady.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther mentioned the entire state of affairs is a tragedy.
“It’s a tragic day within the metropolis of Columbus. It is a horrible, heartbreaking state of affairs,” Ginther mentioned Tuesday night time. “The town of Columbus misplaced a 15-year-old lady at this time. We all know primarily based on this footage, the officer took motion to guard one other younger lady in our group. However a household is grieving tonight. And this younger 15-year-old lady won’t ever be coming dwelling.”
Ma’Khia’s household recognized her to FOX 28. Based on Franklin County Youngsters Providers, Bryant was a foster baby below their care.
This isn’t the one latest officer-involved capturing in Columbus. Officer Adam Coy is at the moment going through a homicide cost within the deadly capturing of Andre Hill on Dec. 22 as Hill was rising from a storage holding up a cellphone, officers beforehand mentioned.
Fox Information’ Paul Finest and David Aaro contributed to this report.